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Kerberos authentication backend for Python Social Auth

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Introduction

This package provides Kerberos backend for Python Social Auth. It can be used to enable passwordless authentication inside a Django app or any other application that supports Python Social Auth. This is a pure Python implementation which doesn’t depend on Apache mod_auth_kerb.

To install:

pip install social-auth-kerberos

Then configure PSA and add the following settings:

AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = [
    'social_auth_kerberos.backend.KerberosAuth',
    'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend',
]

SOCIAL_AUTH_KRB5_KEYTAB = '/tmp/your-application.keytab'

For more information about Kerberos see:

Warning

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

This module has been tested manually with Kiwi TCMS. Automated tests do not exist because we can’t quite figure out how to use gssapi-console as part of unit tests! If you do figure it out a pull request will be greatly appreciated!

Changelog

v0.2.3 (22 Mar 2020)

  • Keep a reference to current user before checking anything else. Resolves a crash for clients which know that the server is Kerberos enabled and directly send the Authorization header
  • Be more tolerant to authorization request headers which don’t match RFC-4459, section 4.2

v0.2.2 (10 Nov 2019)

  • Pin license version to GPLv2 for Tidelift

v0.2.1 (10 Dec 2018)

  • Initial release

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